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Old 04-17-2006, 11:39 AM
 
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Default Fuel Filter Replacement 99 Civic

I want to replace my ageing fuel filter on a 99 Civic EX Coupe SOHC. The Haynes manual said I had to relieve the fuel pressure before servicing.

I don't want to pay the dealership $95 to replace a $20 part that I can easily access and do myself. My buddy said you don't have to relieve any pressure, but few ounces of fuel will probably spill out.

How hard is this DIY replacement? Should I let the dealership do it?
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:06 PM
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No, do not waste your money by letting the dealership replace it. To relieve most of the pressure just take off your gas cap. Then simply unbolt the fuel filter from its location on the passenger side of the fire wall. Then all you have to do is replace it with the new fuel filer reattaching the same lines and hoses to where they went before. There will be some fuel spilled but not much at all. Doing this yourself will save you money and make you more knowledgeable about your civic.
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be sure to reinstall the washers.
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just make sure you have a rag with you. when you take the bottom hose off put the rag on that hose so the fuel won't get on anything in the engine bay.
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:52 AM
 
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Thanks guys. That was good advice. Took me 25 min. Saved me $80+ dollars. The filter was $13 & some change from NAPA. 7% discount for AAA members too!

Hardly any fuel leaked out when I removed the old one. Maybe an ounce at most. Def a DIY job.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:14 AM
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i know when i did my fuel filter i just went to honda and got an oem one.... it was like 26 bucks but sounds like you gotter done so should run a little bit better because now it can filter a lot better
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